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The Merrick is the highest hill in Southern Scotland. A popular ascent from Glen Trool, it presides high over a wild landscape, thankfully well away from the extensive forestry plantations.

 You have not climbed Merrick.

Region: Galloway and Dumfries

Altitude: 843 metres

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Detailed route description and map

The Merrick via Benyellary

The Merrick via Loch Valley

Other routes and challenges

In addition to the two routes described, there are more challenging options. One is a traverse of the western ridge of the Galloway hills - the Awful Hand - from Benyellary, right through to Shalloch on Minnoch (or beyond).

Another option would be - after descending to Loch Enoch - taking in the Grahams of Mullwharchar and/or Craignaw.

Walker-friendly accommodation in the area

Dumfries and Galloway Hotels

Dumfries and Galloway B&B

Dumfries and Galloway cottages

Dumfries and Galloway hostels

Panoramic summit view (click to open)

Users' walk reports for Merrick

There are 1279 Walkhighlanders who have climbed Merrick. They have contributed 31 public walk reports including this summit. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first. The rightmost column shows how many summits were included in their report, which may help you to find the most relevant reports.

Title AuthorDate walked LikesHills
  20/02/2010  11 C1
  18/06/2017  8 C1G1
  19/02/2013  6 C1
  16/07/2014  5 C2G5S1
  03/10/2017  4 C2G6S1
  13/08/2017  4 C1
  27/12/2015  4 C1G2
  05/10/2014  4 C2G1
  17/09/2016  3 C1
  15/11/2014  3 C2
  28/05/2017  2 C1
  26/09/2015  2 C1
  02/09/2012  2 C2
  23/04/2016  1 C1
  16/01/2016  1 C1
  13/05/2014  1 C3
  06/05/2013  1 C1
  18/11/2012  1 C1
  26/03/2011  1 C2
  07/10/2007  1 C1
  29/10/2017  0 C1G2
  02/01/2017  0 C2
  23/02/2016  0 C1
  28/12/2015  0 C1
  20/04/2014  0 C1
  11/04/2014  0 C4
  23/05/2013  0 C2
  29/07/2012  0 C1
  19/03/2011  0 C1
  28/08/2010  0 C1
  06/02/2010  0 C2

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